Michigan utilities(Detroit, Michigan)
Do you know a high school graduate looking for a high-paying, physical – yet vital – job? Michigan’s utility industry is looking for a new generation of electrical line workers.
Talents are rare: applicants must be able to climb to the top of a 40 foot pole with 90 pounds of tools and cable strapped to their backs and be able to climb that pole in all kinds of weather while remembering a long list of safety rules.
Base salary : $55,000. Overtime, $100,000 a year.
IBEW – DTE: partnership plans to recruit more than 50 trainees for boot camps later this year and next. And beginning with the winter semester, Consumers’ Energy, the Lansing Board of Water and Light, and Lansing Community College will join forces to prepare more than 100 workers over the next two years for jobs as line workers.
The same DOL grant will also fund training for approximately 200 workers in other in-demand utility industry jobs, including substation operation and electrical maintenance.
To learn more about opportunities to train for a job as a utility worker, contact the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance(SEMCA) or the Capital Area Michigan Works! Agency.